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Working with Adoptive Parents Research, Theory, and Therapeutic Interventions

ISBN-10: 1118109120

ISBN-13: 9781118109120

Edition: 2013

Authors: Virginia M. Brabender, April E. Fallon

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Brabender and Fallon pull together the disparate and fragmented literature that does exist on the adoptive parent and provide new research on the experiences of the adoptive parent. By extracting the clinical implications of this research, the editors and contributors show how the adoptive parent might beneficially approach the tasks of parenting and how human service professionals might work with the adoptive parent. This analysis also integrates what is known about the psychology of the adoptive child.
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Book details

List price: $78.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 6/10/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Editors
Contributors
Setting the Stage: The Adoptive Parent in Context
Characteristics of Adoptive Parents
Serving the Needs of Adoptive Parents
History of Adoption
Contemporary Controversies
Practical Points
Conclusions
Theoretical Contributions to the Understanding of Parent-Child Bonding in Adoption
Before the Family Becomes a Unit: Daniel Stern and Intrapsychic Reorganization
The Case of Dora
Bowlby and the Importance of Secure Attachment in Healthy Development
The Parallel Caregiving System: Contributions of George and Solomon
Ego Psychology and the Significance of Adaptation
Contributions of D. W. Winnicott
Kohut and the Development of Self-Esteem
Mentalization: Holding the Adopted Child in Mind
Separation-Individuation and the Contributions of Margaret Mahler
Practical Points
Conclusions
Using Research to Inform Best Practices in Working With Adoptive Families
The History of Research on Attachment and Parent-Child Interactions
Research on Adoption
Attachment-Based Interventions for Use in Adoption
The Circle of Security
Practical Points
Conclusion
The Adoptive Mother
The Eras of Adoptive Motherhood
Adolescence
Practical Points
Conclusion
The Adoptive Father
Important Role Functions of the Father
Becoming and Being an Adoptive Father
Practical Points
Conclusion
Recognizing Diversity in Adoptive Families
Identity Variables Within the Addressing Framework
Family Structure
Practical Points
Conclusion
Adoption of Children With Special Health Care Needs
Three Approach Classes
Comparison to Children in the General Population
Disruption of Adoption for Children With SHCN
Who Are the Families Who Adopt These Children?
Commitment
Preparation
Coping and Stress
Existential Issues
Posttraumatic Stress
Ambiguous Loss
Posttraumatic Growth
Marital Satisfaction
Practical Points
Conclusion
Parenting the Young Child
Ghosts in Adoptive Families
Intervention With Adoptive Families: Developmental Guidance, Parent-Child Groups, and Parent-Child Therapy
Parenting Cornerstones for Adoptive Families
Enhancing the Parent-Child Relationship in Adoptive Families: Developing an Adoption Dialogue
Practical Points
Conclusion
Adoptive Parenting of Teenagers and Young Adults
Developmental Themes of Adolescence and Early Adulthood
Individuation, Independence, and the Adoptive Parent-Child Relationship
Insights for Parents and Therapists
Identity Formation in International, Transcultural, and Transracial Adoptees
Practical Points
Conclusions
Therapeutic Interventions With Adopted Children and Adoptive Parents: A Psychoanalytic Developmental Approach
Introduction
Development of the Human Mind
Therapeutic Intervention in a Psychoanalytic Developmental Approach
Parent Problems and Child Problems in the Context of a Psychoanalytic Developmental Approach
Intergenerational Transmission of the Human Mind-The Missing Link
Evaluating the Parent-Child Dyad
Practical Points
Conclusion
Adoptive Parent as Consultant, Educator, and Advocator
The Roots of Problems Facing Adoptive Parents
Action Implications
Practical Points
Conclusions
Meeting the Needs of Adoptive Parents: Practice, Training, and Research
Practice
Training
Research
Practical Points
Conclusions
References
Author Index
Subject Index